Are Analysts Bullish Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) After Last Week?

April 17, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.05, from 1.07 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 28 investors sold Eaton Vance Corp. shares while 104 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 81.20 million shares or 1.80% more from 79.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Legal And General Gp Plc has 0.01% invested in Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) for 233,593 shares. Lpl Fincl Ltd holds 5,208 shares. Nichols & Pratt Advisers Llp Ma reported 0.02% in Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV). 1,419 are owned by Arcadia Investment Mgmt Mi. 63,492 are owned by Advsrs Asset Mngmt. Kames Capital Public Ltd Co reported 36,562 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Counselors owns 100,453 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 23,123 shares stake. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 19,495 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Balyasny Asset Management Ltd Company holds 215,624 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Ledyard Bancorp has invested 0.01% in Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV). Nomura Asset Ltd reported 16,850 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Columbia Wanger Asset Mngmt Ltd Com holds 1.29M shares or 1.08% of its portfolio. State Common Retirement Fund owns 525,000 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Fayez Sarofim & Comm, Texas-based fund reported 5.16M shares.

Since October 17, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $6.10 million activity. On Tuesday, January 16 PUHY DOROTHY E sold $574,050 worth of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) or 9,490 shares. 71,739 shares were sold by SWAFFIELD PAYSON F, worth $3.72M. $1.24 million worth of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) was sold by BEALE JEFFREY P. Witkos Matthew J also sold $1.51 million worth of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) shares.

Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Eaton Vance (NYSE:EV), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Eaton Vance had 9 analyst reports since October 31, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, February 21 by JP Morgan. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, April 10 report. The stock of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, March 6 by Deutsche Bank. As per Friday, November 10, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, January 10. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 26 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 31 by Bank of America. On Thursday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The stock of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 6 by Deutsche Bank. Below is a list of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) latest ratings and price target changes.

10/04/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $59.0000 Maintain
06/04/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $61 New Target: $64 Maintain
06/03/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $62 New Target: $61 Maintain
26/02/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $56.0 Maintain
21/02/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $59 New Target: $58 Maintain
10/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $61.0 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $60.0 Maintain
10/11/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $53.0 Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Neutral Old Target: $49 New Target: $51 Maintain

The stock increased 1.07% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $55.82. About 400,712 shares traded. Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) has risen 23.47% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.92% the S&P500.

Eaton Vance Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the creation, marketing, and management of investment funds in the United States. The company has market cap of $6.47 billion. It also provides investment management and counseling services to institutions and individuals. It has a 22.16 P/E ratio. Further, the firm operates as an adviser and distributor of investment companies and separate accounts.

Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) Institutional Positions Chart

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